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Old 08-08-2007, 11:26 PM   #46
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I have to admit, I hardly ever listen to Neil Young. My father used to play a few of his albums from time to time while I was growing up. I don't really remember much about them, though. I'm just as clueless as you are.
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Neil Young: the entire After the Gold Rush album. Ditto Harvest.

I also really like his more recent (well, relatively speaking anyway) Harvest Moon.
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One could make a legitimate claim that Jimi Hendrix was part Canadian!!!

If people here are taking this thread seriously I recommend looking up all of the songs written by Paul Anka - there are some surprises.

Lightfoot should be top 3, very underated. Bob Dylan has gone on record as saying it's perhaps his favourite composer of all time.

Is Leonard Cohen truly a "musician". He is top 5 for his lyrical coontributions alone.

Glenn Gould!!

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lazurus -- why the question marks? Aren't they statements?
The answer to all those questions is...Joni Mitchell.


and Gabriel, a good primer for Neil Young would probably be to listen to either Live Rust or Weld, the double live album. He really comes alive on stage, and you really can't say you've heard Like a Hurricane until you've heard it live. Of course, I'm partial to electric Neil over acoustic Neil.

If you want a better breakdown,

Songs:

Like a Hurricane
Hey Hey, My My
Cortez the Killer
Heart of Gold
Crime in the City
Tonight's the Night
After the Gold Rush
Helpless
Long May You Run
Cinnamon Girl

Albums:

Freedom (seriously underrated)
Rust Never Sleeps
After the Gold Rush
Sleeps With Angels
Everybody Knows this is Nowhere
Mirrorball (with Pearl Jam, again, underrated)

and BTW, if anyone is interested in checking out some of Joni Mitchell's work and is unfamilar, I would suggest starting with Blue, which is mellow and mostly acoustic but is pretty accesible, followed by The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Court & Spark, Hejira, and her (fairly) recent effort Turbulent Indigo. Word has it that she's set to release her first album of original songs in over 10 years sometime this fall.
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Wow, someone who knows Stan Rogers and who is not my father...

You are right, it was a great loss when he died.

My favourite song by him would be either Northwest Passage or The Idiot
It's always nice to see other Stan fans. Lock-Keeper is my favourite song of his.. this week anyway
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Anyone on this board ever heard of an Ottawa upstart named Daniel Lanois?
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Powderfinger is a great Neil Young album track, and I have to agree with Prairie Wind - contemporary and classic at the same time

Danny Lanois is great, but I don't think he's near the greatest. His masterstroke Acadie IS one of my favourite albums, currently, however.
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The 2 "main" members of Arcade Fire are not Canadian.
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If people here are taking this thread seriously I recommend looking up all of the songs written by Paul Anka - there are some surprises.

Lightfoot should be top 3, very underated. Bob Dylan has gone on record as saying it's perhaps his favourite composer of all time.

Is Leonard Cohen truly a "musician". He is top 5 for his lyrical coontributions alone.

Glenn Gould!!

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Hey Peter...actually I think people are taking it seriously and it's great to see, most of my threads end up crashing and burning or dying horrible deaths!

I agree on all your recommendations, Paul Anka was huge in my house growing up too...and of course Glenn Gould!

Noone piped in on my Oscar Petersen assessment tho..ah well
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and Gabriel, a good primer for Neil Young would probably be to listen to either Live Rust or Weld, the double live album. He really comes alive on stage, and you really can't say you've heard Like a Hurricane until you've heard it live. Of course, I'm partial to electric Neil over acoustic Neil.

Lazarus - thanks very much for the recommendations. You struck a nerve when you said "live", my ears went up...because for some artists...like..oh...U2 for instance, I hardly ever listen to the studio versions because I have a thing for the energy and emotion that comes across live.

So I think my compilation will have to definitely be a healthy mix of both...actually debating if I'll do live first....because if I do studio first then I'll maybe be expecting to hear the song a certain way when I hear it live...but if I do live first it will just be so new..decisions!
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